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EOS Bodies / Re: Live Coverage of the Announcement
« on: November 03, 2011, 07:41:16 PM »
That's a completely new DSLR, they just showed the EF and PL mount on the C300 bodies, completely different and new camera. New 5D replacement that right there.

I agree, they need something less than $16k for the prosumers

EOS Bodies / Re: Live Coverage of the Announcement
« on: November 03, 2011, 07:36:34 PM »
Not a 1Dx.

1. It's too small to be a 1Dx.
2. The badge is red/purple; the 1Dx is black and white.

It could be anything else.
And it's in the foreground, not faded with all the other EOS lenses in the background.  It's clearly part of the cinema line, the badge is the same.  They also placed it so you might mistake it for just another C300.  Engadget just pointed it out also.

EOS Bodies / Re: Live Coverage of the Announcement
« on: November 03, 2011, 07:33:40 PM »
These people don't have a clue. Once again we are given a consumer form factor. ZacutoRock will be happy -- they will sell a lot of cages, shoulder mount kits, etc.

Take a look at an Alexa or an Aaton 16mm film camera, among others. The view finder needs to up-front by the lens mount. The body shape is wrong, you need to be able to sit the camera on your shoulder, with-out add-ons.

If they had done that all of the people that have spent thousands of dollars on DSLR video gear in the past few years would be SOL. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Live Coverage of the Announcement
« on: November 03, 2011, 06:53:39 PM »
Anyone else notice that the camera on the left in the group shot of all the new stuff is not the same as the C300 and it's NOT a 5D?  And has the same little light on it as the C300...Another cam on the way?

Lenses / Re: Buying a 5d mark ii what should my first L lens should I buy?
« on: November 03, 2011, 11:06:21 AM »
I've had pretty much every lens mentioned in this thread, I'd suggest the 50mm 1.4 and 24-70 f/2.8 as well.  I had the 1.4 before I got the 1.2 and there isn't much of a difference in sharpness, it's more color rendition, bokeh quality, and build quality, but I assure you you'll be happy with the 1.4.
But at the same time, if you can live without autofocus, the Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 is right between Canon's 1.4 and 1.2 in terms of price.

As for the 24-70, the 24-105 is much lighter and the IS works very well, but if you're shooting in low-light the f/4 may start to hurt you.  The 24-70 is a great lens though, very sharp for a zoom (although I've had a few copies that weren't so great). 

Don't go crazy buying lenses like I did, I bought a 5DII and had 12 lenses a month later (9 or 10 were L's).  All it did was make it harder to them, so I cut my collection down gradually.  Just get a couple, learn them, and enjoy!

EOS Bodies / Re: November 3, 2011 Announcement
« on: November 03, 2011, 10:45:57 AM »
I'm betting the 300c post is a last minute play for page views by the cr guy.  No way its only gonna be 1080p at that price and with red releasing a cam the same day.

At what price? Also have you looked at the specifications and pricing of Canon's XF305? Granted that camcorder includes a lens, reportedly a very good lens, but this camcorder has a much larger sensor. 4K may be the preferrred capture and postproduction resolution for feature films shown on giant screens but, for HDTV, it may be overkill. Also, 4K capture, especially raw capture, requires fast and expensive memory. If Canon has decided to again use inexpensive CF memory, then 1920X1080 makes sense.

Everywhere I've seen has said $10k-$15k.  The Scarlett or whatever Red announces today shoots higher than 1080 for sure and they were talking about $7k - $10k for that.  Not to mention they are releasing it in Hollywood and having some of the big shots there, so I'm pretty sure this camera is "for feature films on giant screens."   You think those people are going to be impressed by a camera like the one described in the last rumor?

Point and shoots and iPhones shoot 1080p, it just seems like any pro cam at that price that has to stay relevant for a while is going to need to do something better.

I dont care if it's 1080p if they make some HUGE improvements somehow in terms of quality.

EOS Bodies / Re: November 3, 2011 Announcement
« on: November 03, 2011, 10:09:03 AM »
I'm betting the 300c post is a last minute play for page views by the cr guy.  No way its only gonna be 1080p at that price and with red releasing a cam the same day.

Lenses / Re: The price 300mm 2.8 IS--is just greed--maybe?
« on: October 27, 2011, 05:16:34 PM »
I agree with most of the comments in this thread, you get what you pay for.  I guess the Occupy Wall Street mentality has overflowed into electronics now. 

I was just going to add that I really don't think that the markup is that high on these things.  I tried to pick up a 16-35mm f/2.8L II locally (B&H had it for $15xx at the time on rebate), pulled out 16 $100 bills and the guy said that he wished he could but they barely make anything off of the higher end stuff, he wouldn't budge.  Ended up finding one used for $1250 a couple weeks later. 

Lenses / Re: 85 f/1.2 L II vs. 85 f/1.8 : How Much Brighter?
« on: October 19, 2011, 09:15:16 PM »
Thanks, guys.

I was worried that all that extra glass thickness might significantly negate the extra light grasp.

As my camera is a 7D, I need all the light I can get.

I won't have the money for a few months yet, and when that time comes, if a 5D3 is looking imminently available (i.e. has been announced and looks to be in the shops soon) I'll probably get that first. If the 5D3 is still looking ages away, I'll get the 85L.


Dude with all the lenses you have youd be crazy to buy an 85L, get a damn 5D2!  Especially now that the 5d is 2000.  You'll effectively have more lenses with the diff sensor sizes.  I love my 85L but much more on a full frame. 

Lenses / Re: Wide angle lens
« on: October 19, 2011, 08:52:48 PM »
If you want a true wide angle on an aps-c go for the tokina.  It's built like a brick, f/2.8 all the way through and it's cheaper than the 10-22.  10-22 is a great lens but the tokina feels much more solid.

EOS Bodies / Re: Opinion: 5dii or wait for 5Diii
« on: October 19, 2011, 08:49:33 PM »
You can get a 5d2 for $1999 right now, that's a deal regardless of how good the next one is.

EOS Bodies / Re: More EF & PL Video Rumors Surface
« on: October 18, 2011, 04:58:28 PM »
Red Camera is going to announce something on Nov 3rd. I think this means that the new Canon video cams will be 4k res for sure.

Yeah I think RED will be releasing the Scarlett (after many delays).  With Canon releasing 2 cameras, I suspect the higher end one will most definitely shoot 4k (and use the new PL mount lenses Canon released) but the cost will be much higher.  I'm thinking they may price them to compete directly with the Sony FS100 (+/- $5k) and the F3 (around $14k).

I'm very curious to see what the "lower end" one is like....considering that cell phones and even cheap point-and-shoots can do 1080p it seems that it would have to shoot 3k or something.

Questions for those DSLR video experts...

How fast would memory cards need to be to record 3k? Will CF work or does it have to be a SSD?

Is it possible to make EF lenses continuously autofocus?

Would the PL mount be negative to canon, because it will allow more third party lenses? Or does this make it more appealing for the higher end users?

Do you think that the new cameras will shoot above 60p?

I'm sure in the future there will be some type of autofocus for video.  As for the CF card thing, most likely it will shoot uncompressed video onto some type of external solid state drive.  As for framerates, I could see it possibly shooting 120fps at a lower resolution, but that's all speculation. 
What I do know is that Canon essentially started the DSLR craze and has just been sitting back watching other companies release large sensor camcorders, so I'm sure whatever they release will be as least or good (most likely better) than what is available now.  We'll just have until Nov. 3rd and see

EOS Bodies / Re: Additional 1D X Coverage.
« on: October 18, 2011, 04:50:59 PM »

1280x720 at 60fps????!!! Sheesh. A 550D can do that.

I can see they really addressed the demands of videographers and filmmakers for faster fps. So ho hum. Nothing to see here. Moving on...

Any more rumours on the 5DIII ?

That's just an optional resolution.....It has 2 Digic 5 processors and 1 Digic 4 vs the 5D's 1 Digic 4.  No more 12 minute maximum clip length, significantly reduced color artifacts, much higher ISO performance.

This is Canon's flagship STILL camera, they did enough considering video is not it's primary function.  And considering there are 2 new video cameras coming out in a few weeks it would be foolish to push this towards filmmakers. 

Lenses / Re: Canon 135 f2
« on: October 15, 2011, 08:00:33 PM »
I have the 85L/135L and I used to have the 85mm 1.8, used them on a T2i, 7d, and 5DII. 

I think 135mm is a little long on a crop body, you definitely wouldnt be able to handhold it, which can be limiting.  I LOVE it on a full frame body, but I still dont use it as much as my other lenses.

The 85mm is the 135mm equivalent on a crop, and is also a great focal length on a full frame camera.  It's also significantly cheaper than the 135mm (you can find them for $300-$350 used). 

I think that the 100mm macro may be a good choice, the hybrid-IS is amazing, it's razor sharp, around the same price as the 135mm, and you can use it for portraits or macro photography.  It's a very versatile lens and inbetween the focal lengths you were looking at. 

That or maybe one of the 70-200mm would give you more flexibility, the 70-200 f/2.8 IS was the sharpest zoom I've ever used. 

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